How to Beat PMS with Yoga

Don't let PMS cramp your style when learning a few yoga postures will relieve your physical and mental discomfort, helping you sail through those difficult days each month.

You will need

  • Loose-fitting clothes
  • Familiarity with yoga poses
  • Quiet area to practice

Step 1 Warm up Warm up with two or more sequences of the Sun Salutation, a series of 12 poses which boosts vitality in the pelvic region and promotes physical and mental balance.

Step 2 Stimulate blood flow Stimulate blood flow to your pelvic area with backbend postures such as Bow Pose and Modified Bridge. Both aid reproductive functions and reduce cravings.

Step 3 Alleviate bloating Alleviate bloating symptoms with the Modified Wide Angle and Supported Plow poses. These poses reduce bothersome swelling by improving circulation.

Step 4 Relieve anxiety Relieve anxiety, which often accompanies PMS, with Child’s Pose. It massages pelvic organs, relieves back pain, and calms using slow breathing techniques.

Step 5 Release tensions Release tensions completely in Savasana. Allow your exhales to soothe cramps and gently relieve PMS discomfort while renewing your body, mind, and spirit.